“The people we’ve got to win in this election, by and large, voted for Barack Obama,” Rove said, in a soothing, professorial tone, explaining why the campaign hadn’t launched more pointed attacks on the president’s character.
Rove explained that Crossroads had conducted extensive focus groups and shared polling and focus group data with “all the major groups that are playing” in the election. “As many of you know, one of the most important things about Crossroads is: We don’t try and do this alone. We have partners,” he said. “The Kochs—you name it.”
Craig Unger has written a new book "Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power" about the mastermind of George Bush’s two successful but crooked runs at the US Presidency.
Rove, as Unger explains, is at the center of two of the biggest scandals of the Bush administration. The Valerie Plame Wilson affair and the U.S. attorneys’ scandal. Rove was ALMOST indicted for the Plame affair but as we all know, the 13th commandment is not to get caught, and the 14th commandment is if you get caught not to get prosecuted. (Especially easy if you have gamed the judicial system with cronies who selectively prosecute only members of the other Party!) Read more about HE'S BACK!!! Karl Rove, King of Election Fraud!
As Obama put the Holder nomination on the table, he received assurances from leading Republicans, including Judiciary Committee ranking member Arlen Specter, that, while there would be some questions about the Rich matter, Holder could expect smooth sailing. Suddenly, however, this has shifted, and it is increasingly clear why: Rove urged leading Senate Republicans to take on Holder. This weekend, we learn Rove’s advice was taken and Karl Rove had been tapped to serve as lead strategist in this effort. ...
Did you ever wonder what some of the obnoxious trolls claiming to be Obama supporters are hoping to accomplish by insulting the supporters of Hillary Clinton? Their tactics aren't likely to win converts, and seem designed to make enemies.
Maybe they aren't really Obama supporters after all.
Maybe they are a special breed of GOP trolls called "ratfuckers."
Ratfucking is an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks. It was first brought to public attention during the Watergate scandal investigation that during the 1972 presidential campaign the Nixon campaign committee maintained a "dirty tricks" unit focused on discrediting Nixon's strongest challengers. Read more about Ratfucking - A GOP Tradition
The last post I wrote on this site took us through the backdoor sliders that Rove and Atwater plunked on Democrats in the Republicans’ last successful bids. At first, I was going to examine how some of the previous backdoor sliders were being used today(The Dean Scream morphing into The Hillary Cackle, for example), but recent events have pushed that one to the far burner.
While it looks like the Rezko situation, which I first believed was going to be the Backdoor Slider that makes Obama freeze at the plate for Strike Three, and would give McCain the White House at that point, I’ve come to realize that Rezko will be the frontal assault – or the High-Inside Fastball that Rove and company will throw at him. McCain, thanks to the Read more about The Upcoming GOP Narrative on Obama
Maybe if he swore an oath--or better yet provided contemporaneous video of the process--that he wrote this under the severest interrogation available, including electrodes to the testicles if they make lead clips that small, somebody might yawn and decide to shop it for entertainment value since even with the above mentioned procedures there seems little likelihood that there's a word of truth anywhere in this:
Read more about Maybe If He Promises to Title it "Ratfucking! My Life in Slime" ?
Why is it taking White House officials so long to restore millions of deleted e-mails from the backup tapes they claim to have?
The e-mails in question date from March 2003 to October 2005 -- a crucial period that includes the Iraq invasion, a presidential election and Hurricane Katrina.
James Madison must be rolling over in his grave as Republican operatives take to the media speaking about the “GOP Brand.” Perhaps Karl Rove is destined for Madison Avenue. In Rove’s wake (and at his direction) is a nation deeply divided – this is the very division that James Madison warned against in his Federalist Paper No. 10. Read more about Few Choices - No Freedom
Yeah, it's like Kremlinology back in the day, isn't it? Where a bunch of dour-looking** hatchet-faced old guys all in ruthless bureaucratic infighter costume would line up on the missile-reviewing stand in Red Square, and we'd try to figure out what was really going on by who was smiling, and who stood next to who. Good times. Why is that?
But let that pass. CIA analyst Ray McGovern's hat is making that krinkly sound: Read more about The ugliest theory yet on why Rove left: He lost the battle on war with Iran to Cheney
A la Rove: gut the Constitution – except when it suits us. And even then, misinterpret it to our ends. Who’ll challenge us?
On numerous recent media appearances, Karl Rove has justified the White House’s refusal to obey Congressional subpoenas with the following false argument: Read more about Executive Privilege And Karl Rove’s Red Herring
It's ignorant shit like this--on WaPo's page A01, no less--that's got our country sliding down the greasy slope toward monarchy. The lead from loyal subject Peter Baker: Read more about WaPo to readers: The government is Bush's. People to WaPo: No, it's ours
Is this must-read from Boing Boing too true to be good?
Warning: What follows over the fold is not, not, NOT work safe, and in the interests of cranial integrity, I advise you to read no further.
Will Doctor Freud please pick up with white courtesy phone?
And by nuanced, I mean full of
shit the usual lazy, obfuscatory narratives. Let the kabuki commence!
Well-paid WaPo stenographers Peter Baker and Michael A. Fletcher opine: Read more about WaPo offers nuanced coverage of Rove departure